Family Affairs Cabinet Formed By Hungarian Govt
A Family Affairs Cabinet has been formed. The agenda of its first meeting featured the establishment of a demography policy institute under the name of sociologist Mária Kopp and a variety of family support measures, the Minister of Human Capacities and the Minister of State for Family, Youth and International Affairs said at a press conference held after the meeting.
Budapest Jewish & Israeli Film Festival, 29 November – 3 December
From the organisers: With a broad line-up of the latest movies depicting today’s Jewish culture and heritage, 6th Budapest Jewish and Israeli Film Festival is the largest event of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe. This year’s programme features a fresh selection of recent pictures from France, the United States, Israel, Germany, Russia and Hungary.
Diplomatic Fair To Support Children Foundations, Hospitals
Proceeds of this year’s Diplomatic Fair on November 26 will go towards supporting foundations helping children and hospitals, the head of the organiser Diplomatic Spouses of Budapest (DSB) said.
Ignite Budapest, Brody Studios Budapest, 29 November
Ignite is an evening of speedy presentations on various topics in English, each with a slideshow:
- 11 presenters
- 5 minutes per presenter
- 20 slides per presenter
'New Ways To Reform Circus Art' @ Budapest Circus, 10 January
Circus pedagogy – using circus art for public education purposes
In connection to the 12th Budapest International Circus Festival organized by the European Circus Association (ECA) a scientific conference will be held on the 10th of January next year with the participation of many countries. The main topic will be about the exploration of the possibilities of circus art for public service.
1st Parental Alienation Conference In Hungary, 30 November
The ‘Fathers for Truth Association’ together with the Hungarian Ministry of Human Resources, supported by XpatLoop.com and the ‘Young People in Need’ Non-Profit Organisation, present Hungary’s first conference on Parental Alienation. This international event in Budapest will raise awareness about a common yet often unrecognized and / or misinterpreted form of serious child abuse which negatively impacts children, families, and society, around the world, every day.
PISA: Hungarian Students Below Average In Problem-Solving
Hungarian students perform worse than average in the area of collaborative problem-solving, according to the 2015 PISA international assessment of educational attainment. In the OECD report released on Tuesday, Hungarian students had 472 points on this score, below the OECD average of 500 points.
State Railway Company MÁV Stops Printing Timetable
State railway company MÁV will not print timetable books from 2018, the company announced on Tuesday. The PDF version of the printed timetable remains downloadable.
500th Heart Transplant Performed In Hungary
The 500th heart transplant operation has been performed in Hungary, at the Semmelweis University, saving the life of a 24-year-old man who had been in the final stage of his life due to heart dysfunction.
Local Opinion: George Soros Confronts The Charges
A left-wing columnist accepts Mr Soros’s claim that the charges levelled against him are untrue and complains about the success of lies in politics. Her pro-government counterpart rejects Mr Soros’s view that PM Orbán is running a mafia-state and calls him a mafioso.
National Security CTTEE Says Extremist Organisations ‘Suppressed’
Extremist paramilitary organisations in Hungary have been “suppressed” and pose no national security risks, the members of parliament’s national security committee said at a meeting behind closed doors on Tuesday. Interior Minister Sándor Pintér was among those that briefed the meeting on the subject.
Ministry Confirms HUF 1,418.2bn Deficit At End-Oct
Hungary’s cash flow-based budget, excluding local councils, ran a 1,418.2 billion forint (EUR 4.5bn) deficit at the end of October, the Economy Ministry confirmed in a second reading of data released Tuesday. The deficit reached 121.6 percent of the 1,166.4 billion forint full-year target. In the month of October alone, the shortfall amounted to 181.9 billion forints.
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